WOW! Teisa and I woke up to a thin blanket of snow outside this morning. I found myself brushing off the car before we ventured out. Two days ago it was 73 degrees here in Omaha, when I woke up this morning it was 23. Though our sins be red as crimson, He will make them white as snow. We are so thankful for the blood of Jesus!!!
I can remember 18 years ago spending Thanksgiving morning in jail after being arrested for driving under the influence… That proved to be the turning point of my life. Up until then I had been using drugs and alcohol for over 12 years, but I didn’t realize I had a problem. After being bailed out in the wee ours of the morning I was still able to have Thanksgiving dinner with my family. I was a mess, a sinner in desperate need of a savior. Five months later on April 28th 1990 I gave my heart to Jesus and my sins became white as snow! Glory to God!
I am especially thankful this holiday season, as it is the first that I get to spend with my bride Teisa. For years and years I had prayed for a Godly wife to spend the holidays with. For those who don’t know me I just turned 42 Nov. 10th and had never been married till 7/7/7. I know what it feels like to be lonely during the holidays, to desire to have someone special to spend them with, and yet my prayers seemed to go unanswered. God is faithful! God is good! I heard Graham Cooke say, ” God is never late but He sure misses a lot of opportunities to be early.” Amen.
Teisa and I are so thankful for our little house in North Bennington just outside of Omaha. We have been blessed with a place of our own for the remainder of our time here in America when we are not traveling. Thank you Jesus! And thank you Ann and Jean! Blessings on ya! Words can’t describe how thankful and happy we both are this holiday season. Many special thanks to our friends, family, and supporters who have helped to make this season possible before we return to the mission field. Your prayers are greatly appreciated! As of today Nov. 21st 3pm we have not heard anything about the biopsy from last week. We are believing God for a complete healing with no surgery in Jesus name! Amen! Personally I feel great, pain is more of an annoyance and distraction than anything else.
Last week we had the privilege of ministering at the Dwelling Place in Omaha. Thursday night we shared with the youth and Saturday night with the entire family. Teisa and I really enjoy sharing the love of Jesus with His children, and we also love to call forth laborers into the harvest field. Many responded to the call to missions, not only to the nations, but also right here in the Omaha area. The Holy Spirit ministered to many hungry hearts on both nights…..
Thank You Jesus!